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Raleigh Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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MISSBEHAVIN K9S
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Corey D.
Verified review

Execellan help at a fraction of the price. I looked into other trainers that cost 10 times as much for the same advice. Regardless of who you use, if you are not willing to put in the work your dog will not get the training needed. All my boys have a hand now in training our dog and she has accepted the training and each day becomes more behaved than the day before.

The Grateful Dawg NC
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Bailey D.
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Shana and Will have helped me gain confidence in training my problem dog. This isn't our first time using a trainer, but with Grateful Dawg, we are actually facing my dog's fears and learning how to control his behavior when he is in an uncomfortable situation rather than totally avoiding his triggers. We have been so impressed with our results, and we are only on our third session!

Ellie Lewis
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
Verified review

I run a dog training business (sk9t.net) and at any one time can have up to 3 dozen dogs in my facility. Ellie has shown great care with larger dogs and smaller, calm and anxiety ridden, long and short haired. She took time to familiarize herself with each and do a wonderful job caring for them. I'd hire Ellie again in a heart beat. For my dogs or my clients' needs. Thanks, Ellie!

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sommer A.
Verified review

Jackson should be writing this review since he is the one who has benefited from all of the hard work you put into him! My dog is classified as a special needs dog (seizures, psychological issues). Alisa was able to help him overcome his spinning and help build up his self confidence and esteem. He did the basic training (4 sessions, 1 hour each) and successfully learned sit, come, stay, he'll, and place. He was a challenge for sure, but she knows what she is doing and that's why the training was so successful. I can't thank her enough for what she has done for my baby. We are a much happier dog home thanks to the training! Jackson can be outside, off leash, and is trusted to be safe and to make smart decisions. Everyday with him is a treat and thankfully he gets to really be a dog now. I tell everyone (vet, dog store owners, and random people with dogs in the street!) about their spectacular work! Keep up the great work :-)

Pawsitive Focus
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
L E R.
Verified review

Stacy helped me train my dog for service. She always uses positive reinforcement for practical solutions that seem to work like magic.

Imagine Dog Training
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna M.
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Paula has been caring for and training my dog for almost the last 3 years. I have a rescue dog that had so many issues including pulling on the leash, reactivity to other dogs, and he would not jump into the car or on a couch when invited to name a few. Paula worked with Joey and taught me how to continue the training at home. I now have a very well behaved dog and Joey has an Aunt for life. I can take him out to social events and I often get compliments on his good behavior. I don't know what we would have done without her!

Family Paws LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Tracy C.
Verified review

Jennifer of Family Paws has been amazing! We consulted with her prior to the birth of our first child and learned so much in just one visit. Since then, she has helped us via multiple email exchanges not only with our dog training needs, but also just by being so supportive of our birth plans and following up to see how we've been doing. So much more than we ever expected! I have recommended her and her services to many others and highly encourage any one with changing family structures to book her services right away. Worth every penny, and then some!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
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Suzannah's vast knowledge of dog behavior and training skills is quite impressive. I have had many conversations with her concerning dog behavior and training and have personally observed her training a scared, timid dog as well as a quite energetic, uncontrolled dog. I am quite impressed seeing the results of that training as those two dogs have come such a long, long way from how they were when I first observed her in action. I highly recommend Synergetic Canine.

Good Guy Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana R.
Verified review

He did an excellent job and gave me great advice. Very, very helpful and spent a lot of time with me and my dog. Great service.

Blue Ribbon K9
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
Shenna C.
Verified review

Excellent service provided. I have had the honor to see training sessions with Mr. McCall and it is amazing to see how he can easily train you to train your dog. I have also seen the outcome of him raising an intelligent American Bulldog, dash. The things dash was able to do after Mr. McCall worked with him would blow your mind. Dash is always loved and truly missed. Much success to your Mr. McCall.

Paw In Hand Dog Training
1.0
from 1 review
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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I am a reward based trainer who tailors lessons to what both the client and the dog need to be successful. Reward based training is fast, fun and effective.

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We have 35 years of experience raising and training all types of dogs. From puppy pre-K thru advanced obedience, we can help you and your pet. Housebreaking, jumping up, barking and unruly walking are all easily corrected using humane techniques that work with your pets' instincts, not against them. Any dog can be taught good manners, but every dog has unique ways of learning. We are serving the Raleigh-Wake Forest areas.

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I offer dog walking and behavior training. I can provide basically any needs your dog may have that are not being met or just need more attention.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer private in-home sessions, or your dog can stay with us, and we'll do the training. We also present workshops and seminars. Rescue organizations get discounts of about 50% off our regular prices.

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I do basic manners training to behavior modification training and everything in between. I am an ABC certified dog trainer.

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I am an individual dog lover and accomplished trainer. I am here to spend time walking, socializing and training your dog to be an improved canine good citizen.

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I price low, and I have worked with many breeds mainly German shepherd and pit bull. I've been working with dogs for almost two years.

  • 5 years in business
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I'm more passionate and my attention to detail is also what separates me from the rest of the pack. Training and working with all the different dogs.

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I am teaching proven methods of positive K-9 training to result in a social, obedient and well-behaved K-9.

  • 7 years in business
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I take a personal interest in my clients and their dogs. Watching clients live in a peaceful home with their dogs.

  • 6 years in business
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I provide overnight stays, training, walking, and training sessions as well with owners. If you have a specific need or issue, I tailor a program for you and your dog and provide you with the best option for your needs. If you leave for the holidays or vacations, look no further than a quiet home for your pup to take a rest! Training can also be provided while you are out of the town! I can also provide training for specific tasks for service and therapy dogs such as mobility and alertness (seizure, diabetic, etc.)

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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